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E-cigs/Vaping Interview on WHYY!

Last week I was a guest on the Philadelphia local NPR station 90.9 WHYY RadioTimes, with host Marty Moss-Coane, Michael Siegal from Boston University, and Reuters reporter, Jillian Mincer.  I was proud to represent the Southeastern Pennsylvania Tobacco Control Project, a program of the Health Promotion Council of Southeastern Pennsylvania, an affiliate of Public Health Management Corporation. Feel free to share/link. Any questions, contact me at smccormick (AT) phmc.org.

Looks like the audio was removed, but if I can find a new link or get permission to share it directly, I will. It was a solid discussion.

 

Dissertation Defense!

TUnew

Super long delay in any posts! Why? Because I’ve been writing my dissertation! About to set my defense date!

Looking forward to *hopefully graduating in May 2015 from Temple University!

Social Media and Online Identity: About.me pages

Keeping this blog alive, I will share my About.me page. This particular social media site allows sizing and position of 1 image and text through 4-7 information/biographic information fields with text, links, html, etc. Just enough to get the idea across in a light-weight, online editor. The result is a clean, effective splash page to convey yourself.

about.me/mccormicksean
Sean McCormick self

Here’s the bio on that page in case you don’t want to continue to it.
Sean P. McCormick
Temple University – Health Behavior Research Clinic
My research examines modifiable cognitive-behavioral factors in mind-body health such as the extent to which emotions can be used to inform problem solving, task behaviors, and stress reactions in everyday living.

CLinically, I provide conduct smoking cessation research within health education, and drug dependence counseling for individuals and groups. The Health Behavior Research Clinic specializes in local, under-served and low-income populations, especially those with histories of co-morbid mental health issues and substance use.

I have a secondary interest in environmental health and social justice programs. In this area, I aim to help organizations and projects maximize impact, improve processes, and pursue data with high value for translation into real world impacts. Through design with evaluation in mind, environmental and social justice interventions can benefit from monitoring and self-informing processes that aim to maximize program effectiveness.

I also enjoy teaching and education design. I have previously taught undergraduate and graduate courses in public health/psychology including behavioral health, environmental health, drugs & society, health disparities, etc. I have also given guest lectures and provided health education at various universities, hospitals, and community health centers in Philadelphia.